How does multi-strategy investing work?

Watch this five minute infographic video to find out how multi-strategy investing can be used to target specific investment outcomes.

Many traditional portfolios will invest in one, or a number of asset classes such as equities, bonds or property on a long-only basis.

Typically, the return objectives of these types of strategies are measured in relation to a particular benchmark or index, such as the FTSE 100.

By contrast, multi-strategy portfolios invest across a wide set of asset classes and will often make more focused allocations to particular markets or themes, more so even than most multi-asset strategies. Importantly, the multi-strategy approach allows the portfolio manager to take both long and short position.

This allows the investment managers of multi-strategy portfolios to express a far wider range of investment views with the aim of targeting specific client outcomes, as opposed to attempting to deliver a return objective set to a benchmark. It can also provide additional opportunities for the investment team to manage the volatility of returns and the risk of capital loss within the portfolio.

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